“Thank You for Your Service” Shaker Card

By LeeAnn McKinney

– Howdy friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here and today I have to share with you a fun and easy shaker card that I made using paper, a layering stencil, a shaker pocket and some shaker bits. 

Skill: Beginner

Time: 20 minutes

Art Supplies


• Imagine Tear It! Tape

• VersaFine Clair – Nocturne

• VersaFine Clair – Paradise

• VersaFine Clair – Tulip Red

Other Products:

• A2 Shaker Acetate Sheets – https://shrsl.com/42wgx

• GinaK Designs White HeavyWeight Cardstock – https://ginakdesigns.com/product/heavy-base-weight-card-stock-white/?v=7516fd43adaa

• Accent Opaque 120lb Cardstock – https://www.amazon.com/Accent-188179R-Opaque-Thick-Cardstock/dp/B0114MUOOO

My Hero stamp from Verses has been retired

Let’s Make a Steampunk Love Card

By Kathi Rerek

It’s Spring and love is in the air. Let’s combine the metallic look of Brilliance ink, the shimmer of Delicata Ink, pastel colors, and Steampunk imagery to create a Steampunk Love card.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Time: 1 hour


Step 1:

Use a stamping platform and Starlite Black Brilliance ink to stamp the Steampunk Heart twice – once onto a 6” x 8” piece of Mixed Media paper and a second time onto Repositionable Label paper.  Heat set the Mixed Media paper panel.

Smoosh London Fog Memento ink onto craft mat. Spritz it with Sheer Shimmer Sparkle Craft Spray.

Use a paint brush to color the center of the heart.

Step 2:

Fussy-cut the label paper heart and place it atop its counterpart on the image panel.

Step 3:

Use a Sponge Dauber to sponge Summer Sky Memento Ink horizontally across the image panel. Don’t worry about leaving white areas.

Use a Sponge Dauber to sponge Angel Pink Memento Ink onto the white areas of the image panel. You’ve now created a stormy sky!

Step 4:

Use a stamping platform to position the wing stamps facedown on the masked steampunk heart.

Ink with Starlite Black Brilliance Ink and stamp. Repeat if necessary to attain a clean image. Wipe remaining ink off of the stamp. Heat set the image panel.

Step 5:

Use a brayer to apply White Shimmer Delicata Ink to the wing stamps. Stamp.

Step 6:

Smoosh a 1” wide strip of white cardstock onto the Starlite Black Brilliance Pad. Smoosh a second 2” wide strip of white cardstock onto the White Shimmer Delicata Ink Pad.

Heat set both panels.

Step 7:

Apply Tear-It! Tape to the backs of both panels.

Use the “love” Shadow die to cut the White Shimmer Delicata inked cardstock.

Use the “love” die to cut the Starlite Black Brilliance inked cardstock.

Adhere the Starlite Black “love” die-cut to atop the White Shimmer Delicata “love” shadow die. Set aside.

Step 8:

Position the stamped image panel so that it’s horizontal on the stamping platform so that different cogs will be stamped along the edges of the image panel.

Step 9:

Position cog stamps from both Cogs Clear Stamp Set 2 and Cogs Clear Stamp Set 2, facedown on the left and right of what is now the top of the image panel. Ink the stamps with Starlite Black Brilliance Ink, stamp, and heat set. Remove and clean the cog stamps.

Position two different cog stamps from the same set facedown towards the center top edge of the image panel. Ink the stamps with Starlite Black Brilliance Ink, stamp, and heat set. Remove and clean the cog stamps.

Position a large cog stamp facedown in the center of the cogs. Ink the stamp with Starlite Black Brilliance ink, stamp, and set. Remove and clean the cog stamps.

Step 10:

Flip the image panel so that the clean edge is at the top of the platform. Repeat Step 9 to complete a second cog border.

Trim the image panel to 5.5” square and edge with Starlite Black Brilliance Ink. Heat set the entire panel.

Step 11:

Use White Shimmer Delicata Ink to sponge a piece of 5.75” square white cardstock. Heat set.

Step 12:

Cut a piece of 12×12 Avalanche cardstock to 6” x 12”, score, and fold to form a 6” square card.

Place a piece of scrap paper into the card. Use a Sponge Dauber to apply Starlite Brilliance Ink to the outer .25” edges of the card. Heat set.

Step 13:

Use Tear It! Tape to adhere the shimmery white 5.75” square to the card.

Adhere the image panel.

Adhere the sentiment to finish the card.

Art Supplies:

Imagine Crafts Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • 140 lb. Mixed Media Cardstock by Strathmore
  • Solar White Classic Crest Cardstock by Neenah Papers
  • Avalanche White Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
  • Steampunk Heart Clear Polymer Stamp by Lavinia Stamps
  • Wings Large Clear Polymer Stamp Set by Lavinia Stamps
  • Cogs 2 Polymer Stamp Set by Lavinia Stamps
  • Cogs 3 Polymer Stamp Set by Lavinia Stamps
  • Tonic Stamping Platform
  • Heat Gun by EK Success

Congratulations Card Using VersaFine Clair Ink With 3D Embossing Folders

By Katy Ingram

Hello Friends! Katy here and today I am sharing a super quick technique using VersaFine Clair.

In todays video tutorial I am sharing how I use VersaFine Clair in the color Chianti and some cream card stock with a 3D Embossing folder to create a quick, but elegant card. In the video I also share cleaning up the embossing folder so you have minimal to no staining. All this in just over 3 minutes! Check it out below.


Skill: Beginner

Time: 5 minutes

Art Supplies

Imagine Products

VersaFine Clair – Chianti

Sheer Shimmer Spray – Sparkle

Tear It! Tape

Other Products Used

Cream Card Stock (Embossed Panel)

Gina K Designs Card Stock Soft Stone (Layering Panel)

Simon Says Stamp Card Stock Slate (Card Base)

Curious Translucent Pearl Vellum (Circle)

Tim Holtz Metallics-3 (Congrats Die Cut)

Spellbinders 3D Embossing Folder Beautiful Blooms

Spellbinders Congrats (Word Die) Simply Perfect Mix & Match Sentiments Die Set

Inking Techniques to Make Multiple Artist Trading Cards

By LV Handcrafted

Hello friends! This is Linh (or LV Handcrafted on all the socials). In today’s video I’m showing two techniques for creating background panels that you can either cut down or die cut from!  One technique features the ever-so-popular ink “smooshing” and the other features creating monoprinting with a gel plate!  These techniques are fast and easy to make multiples of if you ever need to make the same card en mass. I made a set of 6 Artist Trading Cards (ATC) using one panel for the background and the monoprint for die-cutting.

Skill: Advance

Time: 45 minutes

Supplies Used

Other Products Used

Let’s Play With Inks, Sprays, Embossing Folders, and Gel Plate

By Nancy May

•When I lose my mojo it helps to  just play and experiment with no particular direction or intent; simply allowing the process to guide me. That is where I am at today, so lets play with a bunch of different inks, sprays, embossing folders and a gel plate.  Again, our focus is on exploration and discovery versus a completed project. Come back next time to see how some of the backgrounds become finished projects.


Skill: Beginner, Intermediate

Time: undetermined


Art Supplies


VersaFine Clair Ink Pads

– Morning Mist

– Cheerful

– Verdant

– Summertime

– Warm Breeze

– Charming Pink

Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Sprays

– Pear Tart

– London Fog

– Bamboo Leaves

– Cottage Ivy

– Dandelion

VersaMagic Dew Drops

– Night Sky

– Ocean Depth

– Turquoise Green


Park Lane – 5×7 Embossing Folder Brush Dots

Stampin’ Up – Embossing Folder Tin Tile

Spellbinders – 3D Embossing Folder Beautiful Blooms

Altenew – 3d Embossing Folder Enchanting Vines

Gelli Arts – 5×7 Gel Plate

Speedball Brayer, 6”

Using Embossing Powder To Make Embossing Skins

By Katy Ingram

Hello Friends! Katy here and today I have a really fun technique using MBoss Embossing Powders to make paper thin backgrounds, AKA Embossing Skins.

In todays video tutorial I am sharing how I made some backgrounds using embossing powders with an iron, you can also use your heat gun. You will also need some parchment paper/baking paper. This is a quick technique, but so addicting!

The best part, you can use any embossing powder, including the ones that don’t emboss very well any more. This is a great technique to use those particular powders up so they don’t go to waste!

I have lots of tips and things to share in the video, check it out below.


Skill: Beginner

Time: 5 minutes

Art Supplies

Imagine Products

• MBoss Embossing Powders

  • Iridescent Opaque
  • Amethyst
  • Icy Blue
  • Sapphire

• VersaFine Clair – Twilight

• Creative Medium – Shimmer

• On Point Glue

• Tear It! Tape

Other Products Used

• Accent Opaque 120 lb (white arch layer, arch frame, sentiment strip, wreath/branches and card base)

• Gina K Designs Card Stock In The Navy (blue arch layer)

• Scotch Super 77 Spray Adhesive

• The Greetery Reflections Stamp (Love You)

• Spellbinders-Susan Tierney Cockburn Woodland Wreath & Feathered Friends Die

• Spellbinders Arches Die Set

• 1” Acrylic Paint Brush